PEER Blog

BLOG: EPA Continues to Approve Bee-Killing Insecticides

by Peter Jenkins | January 8, 2020
With over 40 percent of insect life threatened with extinction, the EPA continues to issue emergency exemptions to toxic pollinator-killing insecticides ...

BLOG: EPA Science Advisors Slam EPA’s Proposed Water Rule

by Tim Whitehouse | January 6, 2020
A working group of the EPA's Scientific Advisory Board blasts the Administration's efforts to drastically scale back U.S. clean water protections ...

BLOG: Dark Waters and the Threat of PFAS Chemicals

by Kyla Bennett | December 4, 2019
We aren’t usually in the movie promotion business, but we did want to tell you about the movie Dark Waters and how it relates to our work at PEER. Dark Waters is a recently released movie based on a true story about a lawyer and a community who fought DuPont chemical ...

BLOG: WOTUS Redefinition: New York

by Kyla Bennett | November 18, 2019
Impact of proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) redefinition on wetlands and waters in New York: a case study ...

WOTUS Redefinition: South Dakota

by Kyla Bennett | August 26, 2019
Impact of Proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Redefinition on Wetlands and Waters in South Dakota ...

WOTUS Redefinition: New Mexico

by Kyla Bennett | August 1, 2019
Impact of Proposed Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) Redefinition on Wetlands and Waters in New Mexico ...

BLOG | The Trump Administration’s War on Climate Science

by Tim Whitehouse | April 29, 2019
The Trump administration’s pro-industry, anti-science agenda has undermined the work of every federal agency that conducts climate science and has a broad chilling effect on agency personnel ...

Trump Administration’s Budget Would Impair Safe Drinking Water

by Susan Sargent | April 26, 2019
The proposed FY 2020 budget cuts $8.124 million (8%) from the drinking water program ...

BLOG: Bernhardt’s Bad Actors

by Peter Jenkins | March 31, 2019
Eight political appointees are leading most of the Department of the Interior bureaus without the required “advice and consent” of the Senate. President Trump’s tactic violates fundamental “checks and balances”. Acting Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt is complicit in ...